Valerie Williams

Associate Professor of Practice in Accounting, Director of Accounting Honors Institute & Director of Accounting Mentorship Program
School of Business
Accounting

935 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.5700
trott@duq.edu

Education:

B.S., Duquesne University M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh CPA, CIA, CHFP, CFF, CFE, PmP
Publications

Articles in Journals

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2021). The Impact of COVID-19 in Accounting Education. Journal of Digital Business Systems and Management.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2021). Lessons Learned from the Transition to Online Education. Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

Williams, V. & Pike, J. (2017). Role-Playing and Problem-Based Learning. Information Systems Education Journal.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2017). Strategies for Passing the CPA Exam and Filling the Pipeline. CPA Journal.

Williams, V., Kollar, R., Pike, J., & Spangler, W. (in press, 2015). PICPA's Challenge Bolsters Classroom Learning. CPA Journal, 86 (3), 67.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (in press, 2015). Certified Public Accountants. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics/Society.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (in press, 2015). American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics/Society.

Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Kollar, R., Yurko, A., Yezen H. Kannan, Bryan Menk and Bonnie Morris (2015). How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam. Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (in press, 2013). What are the risks? Journal of Accountancy.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2013). Red, Blue and Busted. Internal Auditor.

Articles in Proceedings

Pike, J., Spangler, W., Williams, V., & Kollar, R. (2016). The Use of Cross-Functional Student Teams in Business Application Development. EDSIGCon (Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education).

Paper Presentations

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. I. (2019). Data Analytics - Tools and Techniques integrated into Accounting Curriculum. Invited presentation at PICPA, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Williams, V. I. (2018). Mentorship. Invited presentation at PICPA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Williams, V. (2017). Coaching and Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders. Invited presentation at PICPA, Orlando, Florida.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2017). Teaching strategies to improve CPA pass rates. Invited presentation at PICPA, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2017). Teaching strategies to improve CPA pass rates. PICPA, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Williams, V. (2017). Coaching and Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders. PICPA, Orlando, Florida.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2016). Health Care and Non-Profit Fraud - What are the common schemes and how do you prevent it? Georgia Southern University Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Williams, V. (2015, June). How fraud concepts have been incorporated into academic programs. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Baltimore, Maryland.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2014). Student Mock Interviews during Fraud Examination. Georgia Southern University Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2013). Audit Firm Rotation. Georgia Southern University Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2012). Small Business Fraud Awareness, Prevention and Detection. Georgia Southern University Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

Williams, V. & Riefner, D. (2012). Healthcare Reform - Update on the Accountable Care Act. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Williams, V. (2012, August). Incorporating Enterprise Resource Planning software into your Accounting Information Systems class using a case study approach. American Accounting Association, Washington, District of Columbia.

Williams, V. & Kollar, R. (2012, August). Student-based teams learn fraud awareness and assessment in the business environment at selected small businesses with faculty oversight. American Accounting Association, Washington, District of Columbia.

Williams, V. (2011). Small Business Fraud and Awareness. University of West Virginia Academic Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Williams, V. (2011). Small Business Fraud Awareness and Prevention. Institute of Fraud Prevention, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Williams, V. (2011). COSO. Georgia Southern University Fraud Conference, Savanna, Georgia.

Williams, V., Kollar, R., & Rau, S. (2010). Financial Statement Misstatements; Impact Factors. Georgia Southern University Fraud Conference, Atlanta, GA, Georgia.

Williams, V. (2006, April). Panel Presentation - Developing a Forensic and Fraud Program. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Williams, V. (2004). Automation in the Classroom with AIS Courses. Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Conference. Phoenix, AZ.

Chapters

Kollar, R. & Williams, V. (2016). The Sarbanes Oxley Act. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society: 2nd edition.

Williams, V., Hartzel, K., & Jones, T. (2004). Using an Object-Oriented Approach to Designing Systems to Support Accounting Business Intelligence Needs. In A. Anandarajan, M., A. Anandarajan, & Sriniviasan, C.A. (Eds.), Business Intelligence in Accounting. Germany: Springer.